a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|Meaney's first novel, which only saw its US release in 2006, is not quite as mathematical as some of his later books, but the foundations are there. We encounter "mu-space" (additional spatial dimensions that are somehow fractal in nature and are traversed by the bio-engineered "Pilots"). And, I like this quote in which the character ponders the implications of the "unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics":
|(quoted from To Hold Infinity)|
Why does maths lie at the heart of science? Why are features of the universe algorithmically compressible? Of what strange substrate is maths itself an emergent property?
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Exciting News: The 1,600th entry was recently added to this database of mathematical fiction! Also, for those of you interested in non-fictional math books
let me (shamelessly) plug the recent release of the second edition of my soliton theory textbook.
(Maintained by Alex Kasman,
College of Charleston)